By Jonathan Burgos –
The Worcester Red Sox kicked off their 2022 season and second year as the WooSox down in Jacksonville Tuesday night claiming a 6-5 win against the Jumbo Shrimp.
It’s been 54 years since a Red Sox Triple-A team played in the State of Florida and that was the former Red Sox Triple-A the Louisville Colonels and they played the then Triple-A Mets team the Jacksonville Suns.
The first two innings at 121 Financial Ballpark in downtown Jacksonville Tuesday night went scoreless and then at the top of the third, Connor Wong scored to make it a 1-0 WooSox lead.
In the bottom of the third, both Brian Miller and Peyton Burdick scored to make it a 1-2 Jumbo Shrimp lead.
At the top of the fourth Franchy Cordero hit a single and Triston Casas scored to tie the game 2-2.
At the top of the 5th, Ryan Fitzgerald, Yolmer Sanchez and Jarren Duran scored to give the WooSox a 5-2 lead.
In the bottom of the 5th, Charles Leblanc hit his first homer of the season for the Jumbo Shrimp to make it a 5-3 WooSox lead.
At the top of the sixth, Ryan Fitzgerald hit his first homer of the season for the WooSox to make it a 6-3 WooSox lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Lorenzo Quintana hit his first homer for the Jumbo Shrimp and got an RBI (Lewin Diaz) to make it a 6-5 WooSox lead.